Starbucks, Disney and more: Major companies take stance on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
Major companies across the United States, including Starbucks, are taking a stance on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by paying for their employees' access to an abortion.
Dick's Sporting Goods is one of many employers promising a medical travel benefit to their employees should they need access to an abortion in another state where it's legal. Other companies on the list include Microsoft, Nike, HP, Zillow, Disney, Goldman Sachs and Apple.
So far, 25 other major companies that have vowed to give a medical travel benefit to their employees in need to travel to another state where abortion is legal.
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Starbucks' acting executive vice president said in a public letter to employees, "We all need to process this in our own way, and as you do, here is what I want you to know: no matter where you live, or what you believe, we will always ensure you have access to quality healthcare."
Paul Rosato, of Woodbridge, used to be pro-life, but after having worked in a medical facility where he saw patients in need of the procedure -- his views shifted.
"I'm going to stay neutral with it because a woman's right is a woman's right,” he said. “…This is becoming another civil rights issue and the way the world is going…we're going to wind up in some kind of verbal or physical Civil War,” says Rosato.
Lawmakers in Texas have spoken out against these companies, saying they may take legal action against them for offering this to their employees.